University of Minnesota
Department of Sociology

Department of Sociology's home page.

Graduate Program

U of M Sociology offers a PhD program covering the fundamentals of sociological theory and methods, emphasizing mastery of central literatures and debates, the conduct of research, teaching, and policy application.

The department is able to provide substantial opportunities for advanced training through seminars, research assistantships, teaching assistantships, and instructorships. Incoming students receive funding packages that support them up to five years.

At the U of M you will find a supportive, collaborative, and challenging intellectual environment, an opportunity to be involved in cutting-edge research, and a commitment to valuing a diversity of viewpoints and experiences.

Department Chair
Director of Graduate Studies
Professor Elizabeth Boyle
Professor Ann Meier


About the University of Minnesota

  • 2013 Cohort
2013 Co-hort


Becky Drasin
Graduate Program Associate

Ann Meier
Director of Graduate Studies

Graduate News

  • Dr. Shannon Golden in Reach Magazine

    Shannon Golden (Ph.D 2013) is featured in the CLA publication Reach. Dr. Golden is currently a post-doc at Notre Dame.

    March 19th, 2014
  • Ph.D. Student Rob Stewart on MPR about Restore the Vote

    Members of the Restore the Vote Coalition say a bill that would allow felons who have been released from prison to vote is a civil rights issue that will allow thousands of people, many of them minorities, to have a say in the political process. Read the story on MPR webpage.

    March 12th, 2014

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Alumni News

  • Massoglia Promoted

    Michael Massoglia (Ph.D. 2006) has been promoted to Associate Professor with tenure at the University of Wisconsin in the Department of Sociology.

    June 4th, 2013
  • Guenther Promoted to Associate Professor

    Katja M. Guenther (Ph.D. 2006) has been promoted to Associate Professor with tenure at the University of California Riverside.

    June 3rd, 2013

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